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The technology of walking~

As promised later today, I will send the results of the last poll to the admin team!

I started (before I hurt my knee) running about 40 years ago. Closer to 45 years ago. At that time, I ran with a small AM/FM radio. Later I ran with a Sony Walkman. I loved my Sony. I gave it toa friend of mine in Cincinnati who was starting as a runner. I should ask him if he still has it. The technology of running is fantastic now. I have an iPhone. It tracks my steps and provides entertainment. Oh yeah, and when it starts to rain, I can text someone in the family and get an umbrella. On Saturday we had to do that, we were out walking the Labs when it started to rain. Labs, as they will often point out to you, are waterproof.

Humans are not.  Well, I am not waterproof. My wife, who walks typically the first half the walk with us, ran umbrellas to us, Funny thing, the torrential downpour we were expecting never came, so we carried the umbrellas home not needing them. But umbrellas like insurance, if you have it or have them, it is better than if you don’t. That got me thinking I haven’t talked about the applications I use on my iPhone to track steps. I have mentioned them in the comments but hadn’t reviewed them.

  1. Do you walk or run? Either way, Sweatcoins tracks your steps, and if you collect enough levels, you can change levels into things you need! Sweatcoins is a high application for those who like to walk or run!
  2. Runkeeper, I don’t run anymore, but Runkeepr is an excellent application. It tracks how far and how fast you go. Then it lays your walk out on a map!
  3. Audible – I like to listen to books as I watch!
  4. NOAA weather, it never hurts to know if that line of clouds includes rain while walking!
  5. Noise-canceling headphones – to listen to calls or to listen to books! I like the Jabra Evolve 75

I use all these apps when I walk every single day. I highly recommend all of them!

Take water and be careful when walking in the summer months!

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  • Question of

    Do you try to walk every day?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you track your steps today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you always carry your phone with you?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Well, I used to walk and keep track every day. I guess when they really started pushing the knee replacement I backed off. Probably a dumb move. I guess now that Bro is home and things have settled some I should get back on track.

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  2. Q: DO YOU TRY TO WALK EVERY DAY?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: DO YOU TRACK YOUR STEPS TODAY?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: DO YOU ALWAYS CARRY YOUR PHONE WITH YOU?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%

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      • It’s quite limited in functionality but it does everything I need it to. Lays out your hike on a map, shows average speed, climb/elevation, let’s you attach photos to points on the map. I’ve been using it for years. Oh it also calculates calories burned, but I’m not into the bio side of things. I carry a stick for the dogs 🙂

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